With technology nowadays, we don’t usually know absolutely every feature that our phones, computer, or even TVs have. It seems that we’re always finding out about some cool feature long after we’ve gotten the upgraded model. The same is often true of our cars. Today, cars have more technology than ever before, making it incredibly easy to stay connected. We understand that not everyone reads the owner’s manual from cover to cover, so we’ve dug into some cool features that you can find in your 2014 Chevrolet Impala.
2014 Chevy Impala Specifications
Here are just a few of the features you can find in your Impala that you’re going to wish you had known about long ago.
- You can connect multiple USB devices. We’re betting you’ve discovered all three USB ports by now. Have you figured out that once those devices are plugged in, the MyMedia system pulls the media and combines the libraries from all devices into one playlist? You can find two USB ports in the center console and one behind the retractable radio screen. Then all you have to do is push the MyMedia button until you get to the MyMedia input.
- Valet mode. Lock your car down using the Valet mode. You have to create a security code within the settings menu, which when used will activate a secure mode. This will let enable you to secure the multimedia and navigation system, steering-wheel controls, in-dash retractable storage compartment, and private information such as a home address or contacts. So next time you go out for a night on the town, you don’t have to worry about what the valet might find scouting around because they won’t be able to access a single thing.
- Link heated and ventilated seats to remote start. In the settings menu, you’ll find that you can link your heated and ventilated seats to your remote start. So the next time you start your car from the warmth of your house, you’ll find that your seat will be nice and warm too.
Other cool tips and tricks can be found at blogs.cars.com. Or you can always just read the manual. We’re also happy to help you here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.
With gas prices showing no signs of declining back to the wonderful $2 mark it was less than a decade ago, everyone is looking for ways to save on gas. Chevrolet has found the perfect way to help you do just that. The 2015 Impala will have start/stop technology come as a standard feature on all models.
What does this technology do for you? It automatically shuts down your car’s engine whenever you are stopped at a stop light, stop sign, or in other select driving situations. For those of you who know someone who owns a new model Chevy Malibu with it, you can ask them how much they love this feature. The Malibu experiences a 14% in city fuel economy with the start/stop technology.
Adding the start/stop as a standard feature will be a first for Chevy and the Impala is the lucky first car to enter that category. With the added technology, the 2015 Impala’s efficiency should increase from previous models by a minimum of 5%.
Of course it’s no secret why the technology was added. “Stop/start system customer research indicates they want the engine to start up as quickly and smoothly as possible after a stop,” said Mark Meyers, Chevrolet Global Vehicle Performance manager. This means you’re going to get an incredibly user friendly car when you pick up the new Impala.
The biggest decision you’re going to have to make when you come in to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to pick up the 2015 model is what color you want.